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Ajax: The Complete Reference By Thomas Powell

Ajax: The Complete Reference
by Thomas Powell

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Helps you build, manage, and secure AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) applications. This guide to AJAX - the technique for creating interactive Web applications - gives you coverage of AJAX technologies, the advanced JavaScript necessary to use AJAX properly, and how AJAX works with PHP, ASP.NET, JSP, and Ruby.
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Ajax: The Complete Reference by Thomas Powell

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The Definitive Guide to Ajax Web Application Development

Evolve from the click-and-wait programming pattern to the latest Web 2.0 paradigm using this comprehensive guide to Ajax. Written by Web development expert Thomas Powell, the book lays out every feature of Ajax alongside detailed explanations and real-world code examples.

Ajax: The Complete Reference explains how to create and test Ajax-enabled Web applications using the XMLHttpRequest object as well as alternative JavaScript-based communication mechanisms. You'll explore a variety of sample applications featuring emerging user-interface conventions and build applications that address real-world networking and security issues. A robust communication library is developed throughout the book that enables you to architect flexible Ajax applications. The latest technologies such as Web services, Flash-Ajax integration, client-side templates, Comet, and Offline Access are also covered. Discover the future of Web development today!

  • Work with traditional JavaScript communication approaches like iframes
  • Explore all the quirks and details in the XMLHttpRequest object
  • Handle disparate data formats, including XML, JSON, CSV, YAML, and more
  • Deal with networking issues, including timeouts, retries, response ordering, and a variety of server and content errors
  • Simplify JavaScript programming using open-source Ajax libraries like YUI
  • Secure Ajax applications using authentication, obfuscation, and encryption
  • Implement common Ajax UI patterns such as auto suggest, click-to-edit, and drag-and-drop
  • Solve troubling Ajax architecture problems, including back button, history, and bookmarking issues
  • Learn Ajax's role in Web 2.0 and Web services
  • Explore push style communication using Comet and Flash
  • Discover the future of offline Web application access and operation

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About Thomas Powell


Thomas Powell is the founder and principal of Powell Internet Consulting, Inc. a San Diego-based web design firm that specializes in Web research and development and site construction for high-tech companies. He developed the Web Design Certificate Program at UCSD, teaches web publishing classes and serves as senior instructor and faculty advisor in the University's Information Technology Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science from UCLA and a Master's degree in Computer Science from UCSD. Powell is the author of three books: HTML: The Complete Reference and HTML Programmer's Reference for Osborne and Web Site Engineering: Beyond Web Page Design for Prentice Hall.

Table of Contents


Part I: Core Ideas
Chapter 1. Introduction to Ajax
Chapter 2. Pre-Ajax JavaScript Communications Techniques
Chapter 3. XMLHttpRequest Object
Chapter 4. Data Formats
Part II: Applied Ajax
Chapter 5. Developing an Ajax Library
Chapter 6. Networking Considerations
Chapter 7. Security Concerns
Chapter 8. User Interface Design for Ajax
Chapter 9. Site and Application Architecture with Ajax
Part III: Advanced Topics
Chapter 10. Web Services and Beyond
Part IV: Appendixes
Appendix A. JavaScript Quick Reference
Appendix B. HTTP 1.1 Reference
Appendix C. AjaxTCR Library Reference
Index

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GOR004266548
Ajax: The Complete Reference by Thomas Powell
Thomas Powell
The Complete Reference
Used - Very Good
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2008-02-21
654
007149216X
9780071492164
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